Fail her mission and Earth’s treaties will collapse. Succeed and she will never reconcile with her past.
When Special Agent Eva Hilliard is sent to retrieve two fugitives from Xerxes IX, she realizes events have been set into motion that will fragment the known universe. Whether she succeeds or fails in her mission the costs to herself will be greater than she can imagine. Dark secrets will be exposed and her life irrevocably changed. Or even extinguished. Only the Xerxian known as Zahn sees through Eva’s tough exterior. He perceives that her physical pain cannot compare with her lifelong suffering. As Zahn prays for her he believes God asks him to pay the ultimate price—one that may decimate both Eva’s and Zahn’s worlds.
A child’s life hangs in the balance…
Confident and self-sufficient, USF special agent Kelli Layne doesn’t need anyone. Including God. She has only one goal – to find the girl who was abducted on her watch.
When she is nearly killed trying to protect the girl, she begins to question her training and skills as an agent, and begins to look for something to believe in. Only one person believes Kelli wasn’t involved in the kidnapping, fellow agent Jayden Song. He risks his career to help her follow the clues to Xerxes IX, an alien planet with a humanoid population. To rescue the missing girl Kelli and Jayden have no choice but to become fugitives from the law.
Can they save the child’s life without forfeiting their own?
Alone on a primitive planet light-years from Earth, bio-scientist Aric Lindquist believes she has been abandoned by SARC, the sponsor of her research assignment. In the five months since her assistant disappeared, she has struggled to survive Empusa III’s beautiful but hostile environment. Is SARC punishing her because she accused them of breaking protocol in not safeguarding the indigenous humanoids? After a new assistant finally arrives, Aric’s suspicions escalate.
When Sean Reese agreed to this mission, he expected to find a dangerous and possibly demented woman. Carrying out his orders would have been easy. But Aric is unlike anything he expected. Sean might find a way to save her life if she submits to the powerful director of SARC. If she won’t, the director will use any means to silence them both…including murder.